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Davenport Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1884, Davenport, IowaDavenport to Eek Gazette May 7, 1884. bk1hfb. There is More building and general improvements being done now throughout the City than at any time during the last Tea years. This is hardly an indication of the business depression complained of by some of our merchants. A gentleman who has returned from a trip through a Large portion of this county brings in very encouraging news As to the prospects of securing a Large crop. He says All Small grains Are in and the ground Lias been slowed for Corn and a new of the Farmers have it now planted. Word was received at the Central police station last night of the escape from the Galesburg lil prison of two men named Frank Logan and Benjamin Bryant. Logan is described As five feet seven and one half inches in height Dart hair Gray eyes scar on the right wrist weight 140 pounds. Bryant is five feet three inches High very dark completed dark hair Black eyes Large scar Over left Eye Short in statue All but five Teeth missing in up a Perow. A Reward of Soo is offered for the capture of the prisoners. Scott county fared Well enough in the Republican state convention Edward Russell was made a member of the com. Mittee on permanent orig animation in this District while capt. A w. Mclanus is one of the alternates to the National convention from this District at any rate satisfaction May be had in the fact that Scott county did far better in the Republican convention that she did in the democratic where she simply got a Mem Ber of the committee of resolutions. 1 the Board of supervisors met yester Day pursuant to adjournment there was but Little business of importance transacted. The salary of the county physician for the year ending june 1, isso was fixed at s500, subject to the conditions of last year s contract. Alter the Board had ordered the examination of the papers in the Speer Road Case that they might ascertain the amount of Cash paid by the county and the filing of the same with the clerk of the court As a claim against the estate mentioned the Board granted a few petitions and adjourned until june 2, 1884. I members of the masonic fraternity expect to have a Ereat Day in Cedar rapids on the 10th. Of this month at the laying of the Corner stones of the masonic Libra. In building Ana St Luke s Hospital. Grand master Van Baun and grand Secretary Parrin on behalf of the masons will deliver Bishop Perry of this City on behalf of the Church will also be a speaker on the occasion. The members of the masonic order in this City have received an invitation to be present and a Large delegation will probably attend. Arrangements have been made with the Railroad companies whereby members of the order will be carried at reduced rates. Yesterday evening at o o clock a Wagon and team belonging to William Thomp son the grocery Man ran away from opposite Gen. Litchfield s House and ran Down Brady Street colliding with a phae ton occupied by the misses Annie and Belle Richardson daughters of d. N and j. J. Richardson respectively. Miss Annie Richardson fortunately escaped without injury but 3iiss Belle received injuries which May prove serious. Miss Belle when taken from the Phaeton to be taken Home became unconscious. At last accounts the Gazette is glad to report that she has almost entirely recovered from the Shock and no serious results Are anticipated. A month ago Farmers throughout Scott county were rather despondent As to their prospects for securing a fair crop. But now everything Points to a fair yield consequent la despondency bus Given Way to cheerfulness and the heart of the Farmer is made glad. It 5s Learned from reliable sources that the condition of Winter wheat at the present time of the year is very Good although Bat Little of it is raised in this Section of the country. Compared with the Spring planting of All crops together of last year there has been an increase of about 10 per cent everything Points to a Large yield of Spring Grain. Farmers say that the Prospect of securing a Large crop of this Grain has never been better and that they have never seen it growing finer. Allen Tiffany a Yonne Man 22 years old died suddenly yesterday morning at 9 o clock in the Kimball House. The deceased who had been suffering from consumption for Over a year had been in Kansas for his health and was returning to his borne in grand rapids at the of his death. When he left Kansas be was hardly Able to travel lint realizing the fact of Bis approaching death he hurried that he might die at Home but his desires were unfulfilled As he had to be taken from the cars at the depot a a dying condition into the Kimball where he expired in a few minutes. Under taker Boies took charge of the remains and they were conveyed East accompanied by the deceased s toothed last evening. The rec Lar monthly Meetis of the Scott county medical society was held thursday evening at the Academy of sciences after tie transaction of Ron Tine business and the reception of or. William l. Allen into membership. Tie paper of tie evening was by or. Refs via Rajk. In the Spring of j8ss. Alsed to use St Jocobs Oil the Jerreat of pain. Tie fint application Yave in Tan i Iiene Relief. Before the re crack bottle was exhausted sle was to walk and cured. Against wind storms and in Safe anal Ria Lee Ltpm-w-1 snip Law ill a re rift 112 was Wourl Fol Iowa. To of 23. At May o Soto a Stutz. Cars Fri Sci car Trout. It non a emf Lim of re Cal f unit. Mis Lim flt pm learn of us Tirry Bert of Rort it took his own life. Stephen u my Ley Gnu Alden. By of a Hope cause of the i Weful life in shocking As unexpected was the news which spread Over the City yesterday morning that the Well known and respected citizen. Stephen Lindley had committed suicide. To Many the report seemed incredible but investigation showed the news to be Only too True. 5ir. Lindley was seemingly in his usual Spir its when he took breakfast with his family at his Home Corner of twelfth and Ripley streets Mon Day morning nor was there anything in his actions suicidal intent when he left the House at about 8 o clock. This was the last his family saw of him. Although he did not return during the Day or evening nothing was thought of his absence As he had often made extended trips to his farms through the county without informing the family he Tore hand. Yesterday morning the keys to the Fence factory and other buildings on the premises were missing from their usual place and the son or. C. Lindley went to the Fence factory building in the rear of the lot thinking that the keys had been left there. He was obliged to break his Way in and in the loft he discovered his father hanging from a rope. Or. Lind Ley had taken his own life. It is probable that fully hours had elapsed Between the time the deed was committed and the discovery of the body and it is evident that or. Lindley sought his death deliberately. He had fastened a clothes line to a Rafter in the roof of the building while standing on a ladder and after fixing a noose about his neck pushed himself off from the ladder. The cause of the rash act was mental depression brought on by worry Over business investments. For fact most of his life or. Lindley had been a Speculator in various kinds of business and always succeeded in whatever he in vested in until last october when he bought the right to a Patent wire Fence in Scott county. Fortis erected a factory on the lot adjoining that on which his Home was situated. The Fence is simple in its style composed of pickets and wire. He devoted his time to the Patent hiring four hands to assist him. But the investment did not prove n pay ing one this worried or. Lindley considerably and since the Day of the Accident mentioned above he has been gloomy and on several occasions Mem Bers of the family observed his Moody disposition but attributed it mainly to suffering from injuries received from e fall recently thinking he would be All right when he recovered. Stephen Lin lev was born december is 1818, in Washington county. Penn. His younger Days were spent on Hie father s farm and when nearing manhood he served an apprentice in the harness Trade. He opened the first harness shop in Davenport in 1s41. After successfully pursuing the business for several years he purchased a farm in Sheridan township and moved thither. He cultivated immense tracks of land operating several different farms at the same time aggregating from 800 to acres. He amassed wealth and in 1872, returned to Daven port settling at the Corner of twelfth and Ripley streets. He lived in retire ment for a Short time attending to in vestments but he soon began an Active life again. He had recently purchased the old lumber Yard property on Harrison Street near fifteenth with the in Tention of starting a Coal and Wood Yard there at any Early Day. He leaves a wife three sons and two daughters two of the sons reside away from the City. The estate includes lands in Palo Alto and Scott counties and is valued at about or. Lindley was held As a Man of strict integrity and Busi Ness principals full of Energy and enter prise. Coroner Mccourtney held an inquest Vesterdal afternoon a panelling a jury. Composed of c. H. Bell a. G. Shorey and Henry Guys. The verdict was that the deceased came to his death by hanging his own act while Labouring under abbe a Tion of the time of the funeral will not be decided upon until relations abroad Are heard from. Steep now and keel a Clergyman writes your compound of oxygen has done much for me. What i value most is that can now and Fitl a Sud in a privilege we Cli i did not have for two our trea Tise on compound oxygen its nature action and results with reports of cases and full information tent rce. Lbs. Stak Ket , 1109 and Street Philadelphia a. Died. 3lmr a. John f. And a. Kelly. A 1 Xao Nui us of married. R. A a Friday. Jur2.hr 38. U Wulkow. A mar. Fast lad mais Juan g Mcfay Xot in Herr n work. Supreme Coons have decided and Learned judges say that the contracts made for the continual maintenance of uie world tamed Charity Hospital at x Orleans la by tie Royal gift of from the Louisana site lottery com Pajity. Murt Ever slut Al As a Bright earn re of lie sati Cury of a Mafli by site reign Sta e is and m. A. I a rapid. New Orleans. La trill give any Furt bar info Materm to per i co penile in and try in this work of or Rev. Tit. E t. I Mist "born1 Bertier Bas t of eaves i l in or dirt Diu a of in i Liitt ref to stale it the of if Kruit find Ali Dairy aun Fifita in. Tons in 1n of Ritj raid 11 ii a ill to Valn reps ill s frn filth l of Tiu it Tri part Tel Voitk. It i in of till Fiji in it Cril cent for tit Abl Rrt 1-t if Fth Uniti Fml Fruim us Uii Iri Uirt i fran Cimfl Ptiip. Cunt. In in Rwjr. Kit a up Burrig if Tir any compound of the same other than thut produced from unadulterated milk or of Cream from the same any article de signed to take the place of butter and cheese produced from in ilk or Cie Iua of the tame or shall sell or offer same As an article of food. This provision shall not apply to pure skim milk cheese made from pure skim milk. Whoever violates the provi Sions of this Section shall be guilty of a Misdemeanour and be punished by a Tine of not less than s100 nor More than 8500, or not less than six months or More than one year s imprisonment or both such line and imprisonment for the first offence and by imprisonment for one year for each Suo sequent Iowa has a against the adulteration of food which of course includes butter cheese etc., and persons violating it can be dealt with. The Iowa butter and cheese association hold business meeting at Des Ilia is to Morrow. Iva ring Cream of Chalk has Given entire satisfaction and i con Sider it the Best dentifrice i have Ever seen. It is the Cream of tooth powders Fol icy and coloured glassware at 3iay topic climes. Cd tie of the Crescent and the Cross sew Orle Mih to Vera and Soan ilm a the old French by the River and the older Spanish City across the Jack. The Crescent City. New , april 10 1884. Editor of the Gazette i have been recon loitering All Over this Gre it and Well spread out City. I have seen so Many interesting sights that it would be foil to attempt to put All on paper. We have High water Down Here but it has not yet affected the railroads running North but those running South Are from one to three feet under water. The line running to Morgan City on Bay St. Louis has been abandoned to the floods but As there Visnaw a slight fail no general overflow is looked for. The Mississippi now stands about six feet above the average level of the streets. I observe that some Eastern and Western journals place the River sixteen feet above the streets of this if Correct would put sixteen feet of water Over the whole City. The levees thus far have stood the Rise Are expected to continue a proper Protection and no inundation is looked for. My stay is quite Brief. We sail for Vera Cruz to ins Row. Before leaving i received letters that this would be the Latt packet week on account of quarantine against yellow fever and such 1 find to be the fact. True there is danger and danger lurks in All places towards die daily the valiant never die but once which saves a Large Stock of anxiety. I visited the world s exhibition grounds Aud buildings situated above the Ity near the River. The enclosure embraces about 150 acres with a natural live Oak Grove. The buildings cover 29? j acres the Infin building now under Way covers 20 Seres which is just equal to five of our Davenport blocks including All their streets and alleys. The time dolls show that 430 men Are employed on this Gigantic work. One notable fact connected who this City is that very few tenement houses where several families Are huddled together exist. The merchants clerk mechanics end labourers own in a great measure their residences. Kew Orleans has a Little i can see it on each of my visits. Stores Are estate auctioneers increasing in a nibblers and dressing Well and you will frequently hear a serious looking Man of the Street say to his companion Corner expectations Are also booming on account of the com inc exposition but should this be a sickly season the exposition will come to naught and this Beautiful and enterprising City will beset Back Many years my prayer is that a kind heaven May divert such Adis Aster. The Veteran confederates Here daily fight Ali their Battles Over again. The navies of Lee. Johnson. Hood and Forrest can be heard on every Street car and every boat where a few May Chance to meet. But As they draw no pensions they should be entitled to this poor privilege. City of the Tut a Cigoj a. t a Khz Mexico. April 22. I had so Many sights to see at new Orleans that i did not get my letters mailed. All Are interested in the Merce of the world. I visited the Are houses and shipping. I had no thought that Mexico was the Coffee producing country that she is. The evidence is Here before me. In the warehouses. An Ere Lish ship Lias just cleared with 500 i and almost every european vessel carries co foe. Our Steamer on her trip took 150 bags for Galveston. Railroads will soon deliver Coffre at our store doors and pass Chicago s Coffee through oar City of Davenport although Mexico a Cotton producing country Fie not apply her increasing spindles. Large quantities Cri brought Here from Louisiana and we. Tuis trip brought in 150 Bales. 1 am surprised to and Vera Cruz Mich a fit by City. In that respect it will Treitli any of our cities yet the yellow fever is raging Here. The deals mime roof. A Well known Railroad Man. C. E. Has just taken off and the american is Down Wilh in Tim is use firk Point on Tii Cimi inca Al Wiki Hie a Toory up that Ymir 1763 am african Jav or entered p a Circo of who iad t since a time its is almost Coolid tally 1o it and my you my there is. Cart at a rail in Here. My become in a duh we tie Manlif who cd Fotij Lytic v r Sunj. Mar Tot u h Wilto Rry Ngi 1 Nill. D if t r i t u Ruilt Rirl. 11 t until inf if 70 or fat nil tit i. In j uitts inf Cut Imi or Tutu View norths convention. Clinton daily the state and District conventions being so overwhelmingly for Elaine it was but natural that a solid Blaine delegation from Iowa should be chosen to the Republican National convention and that an expression should be made in the resolutions favourable to the popular idol. Properly enough however instructions were not Given. Yielding due consideration to the expression and the Well known prevail. Ing sentiment favourable to Blaine every Delegate is free to vote for whom he pleases. Thus the solid vote of Iowa will no doubt be cast for Maine at the outset in the Chicago convention and then if it should transpire that he could not be nominated or that his nomination would be unwise even if this should be disclosed before balloting begins the delegates from this state May vote for whomsoever each should deem most available. Cedar rapids daily Republican Blaine paper the same warm enthusiastic de Votion of Iowa s first Choice for president in 1870 and 1880, James g. Elaine coupled with even More love for the Republican party than was Ever Manifest before. Four years ago the interests of the party were too often forgotten in the earnestness with which men strove for candidates and the wonder is that amid the fierce War of factions the party Flag was not torn to tatters and trampled under loot. Now the spirit of republicanism and especially Here in the Banner Republican state. Seems to Rise higher than the spirit of faction and even the Long desired and anxiously looked for nomination of James g. Blaine when thought of or talked of is coupled with some phase of that other thought which embodies the essential spirit of republicanism the Wisdom of Many is greater than the Wisdom of one the Choice of the majority is the Choice of every True Counci Bluffs daily nonpareil Allison the proceedings throughout were characterized by moderation and dignity and the Best of feeling prevailed. The general sentiment was largely in favor of Jilaine As a candidate for the presidency and it was so declared but at the same time the convention recognizing the possibility of his defeat in Chicago patriotically pledged the re publican party of Iowa to give its old time majority for the Republican nominee whoever he might be. This Only instructs the delegates Al forge As to first Choice and practically leaves them free to sup port any other candidate in Case or. Blaine has to give Way to the strength of the opposition. Muscatine daily journal a convention had been called to transact a Siuess in which not a single office of emolument or profit was to be conferred on any one yet it was one of the largest Ever assembled in the state every county Heing Well represented. The deliberations though attended with deep interest and at times with some Sharp difference of opinion were harmonious throughout. And generally satisfactory. It Haa been conceded for some time that the Conven Ion would Send a Blaine delegation to Chicago and no special Effort was made to prevent it. There was however a pro test against anything like Ironbound instructions and in this the wish of Ali minority was complied with. Des Moines daily Leader 31r. Easson an Arthur Man is satisfied or. Hatton another Arthur Man is satisfied or. Clarkson a supposed Blaine Man is said to be satisfied in fact everybody is pleased. In their own estimation they All won. On the Point of not instructing the Arthur forces won on very close vote after a sharply fought Battle. But the Blaine men have the delegates which will be found to be much More valuable in the National convention than most anything else Burlington daily Hawf Eye Arthur a the result of the Iowa state convention is generally regarded by those who were present and observed the course of events As a collapse of the Iowa Blaine Boom. Had the convention simply adopted the majority Raport. It would have done had there been no minority report presented the friends of or. Blaine could have claimed with More show of Justice. That they controlled the convention and could have inserted in the platform any Plank they wished but that solely As a matter of magnanimity and in deference to the wishes of the minority they declined to express the fall strength of Iowa re publicans for Blaine. But they were not willing to do this. An Effort was made and with considerable enthusiasm on the Blaine Side to adopt the stronger Resolution and to bind and gag the delegates at Large and the convention refuted to re Iguest the delegates at Large to use All honorable Means to secure the nomination of Des Moines daily Register extreme Blaine paper such a declaration and the election of a solid Lunine deep Anivin is notice in push to the country that is for Blaine More heartily than Ever and that it has sent its Twenty six Dele pales to Chicago to do All Laer can to carry out its wish. To Aid in securing the nomination for president of the Man who has been of relent years the Choice of Iowa. The Flktti ought of two Mem Bers of the committee in presenting a Resolution of scarcely Davren. Meaning lie individual Art of 1he two non doing it. It i jarred but Little from Otherl no Mari Ian a re cwt i Odillion differs from a request and if ii bad to in pret Rio in the report of lie 31 would i ave own adopted by a vote of to one own dred. Lie of the convention was to by or it snip of of eleven in to whole of the most Ard jail Kajdi my in tie fan. A Nix sly to Virnal Lunf Tahk n and humiliation to of no Eisaw for in of so. Anti i i Vina m j by Tan "1c w. Pc Jav of or. Pm not . Raid Vita Lynann limn in Titi Orion n o1 Hie non a Flop porn tits. Tit a info Alana of Hinfy to 1" or. Toui Tif in i if pm birr "1 Liny filler Tim. Urmia to it if f of a Brnic 1 do it tar of the urn of Iron pc la Itaf Venn 11 in inv Trine n to lithic 1 111 if i in j if n in Arlt in Iii ii Mafli a Luv. In vhf Irani if icpf., my 100 hire Tatj la to told e it Ltd Lii pull 1 in of the presidential question is a very fair and reasonable Oue. They Are for Blaine first and then for the Best Man that can be nominated and elected. No of ont of that. Benson s Caprine porous plasters Are clean reliable Juick acting and highly m. P. Flowers. Takle cutlery a speciality at May Bros 31g w. 2d. 11. B. Chicago business col lege stands at the head of the practical schools of the country. It is the great facilities being unquestioned. Overseer of the poor Abel is prepared to furnish the needy with Straw hats for the summer. Or. Abel is in receipt of five funded Straw hats which t. Richter has kindly donated to him for charitable purposes. Silver Ware of All kinds 13 dwt. At May bros313 w. 2d. Cental Iowa. Iowa Mayo 1884. Editor of the visit inst various parts of Western Iowa in search of a location i have finally settled Down in this place and my family arrived last thursday after living seventeen year in the same town and the most of the time in the same Blue grass Scott county. Mite Belville is u town of about 1000 inhabitants 20 Miles West of Newton and 17 East of Des Moines on the Chicago Rock Island if Pacific Railroad and surrounded by As Beautiful and i believe As productive a county is Iowa affords. Even old Scott with All its Beauty and Fertility can t beat it. The country is principally Prairie and just rolling enough to be Beautiful one can see As far As the Eye can reach. Timber and Coal Are convenient and sell at about the same prices As in Scott. We Are told and our Short acquaintance confirms it that the town and adjacent country Are occupied by a very Good class of Cithens. Several Church organizations Are represented Here and As Good school facilities As can be found in any town of its size in the state. One very commendable feature is there is not and i am told never has been a Saloon in the place. We think when we become better acquainted we will like it very Well yet Long will it be Ere Scott with its Many kind friends will be forgotten. B. 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